Northeastern Crime Log

Crime Log entries are selected from Northeastern’s Division of Public Safety reports.

Monday, July 17 10 a.m. Officers on patrol in Renaissance Garage saw a suspicious man loitering. The police questioned him and found he had no reason to be there and had a criminal record. Jose Barbosa, 35, was arrested for trespassing and instructed not to return to campus.

8 p.m. A female student reported she had been harassed and followed around in Snell Library by a man who claimed to be a poet. He wanted to go upstairs where they could be alone, read poetry to her, and then write about her.

Tuesday, July 18 Midnight A student in Stetson East reported he left his wallet on a shelf in the shower. He got up in the morning, took another shower, and noticed it was gone. A person, who was not identified, found the wallet and returned it to him intact.

2:30 p.m. A male staff member in Holmes Hall reported he left his office unattended for a couple of hours around noon and a laptop was missing when he returned.

10:30 p.m. Two officers noticed two young teenage males trying to remove a wheel from a bicycle locked in front of 337 Huntington Ave. They questioned the two juveniles, who tried to convince the officers the bike was theirs and they had forgotten the combination. Their parents were contacted, and they ultimately admitted they were trying to steal the bicycle. NUPD officers are still in possession of the wheel, but no one has reported it missing yet.

Wednesday, July 19 3:30 a.m. An anonymous caller reported an unconscious male in the elevator of West Village A. There was also urine all over the elevator. When emergency medical technicians arrived he could not be revived, and was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The proctor said he had just swiped in, but police found no identification on him. When he became conscious at the hospital, he identified himself as 21-year-old resident of West Village A. He will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).

8:30 p.m. A staff member reported she left a laptop unattended on a table on the third floor of Snell Library for five minutes. When she came back, it was gone.

Thursday, July 20 4:30 p.m. A cell phone was reported stolen after it was left in an unlocked, unattended office on the first floor of the Forsyth Building.

9:30 p.m. A student returned to her privately leased apartment on Westland Avenue and discovered a man trying to break into her window. She left, went to a friend’s apartment and notified police. The burglar wasn’t caught, and the girl reported she was frightened to return to her apartment. NUPD have arranged for her to stay on campus until she decides whether to return to her apartment or not.

Friday, July 21 4 a.m. An officer on patrol came upon a woman in front of Churchill Hall, lying on the grass in the fetal position. She was severly intoxicated, was not wearing shoes, had no identification and was unable to give her name. She was taken by ambulance to Boston Medical Center, and was later identified as a 20-year-old female student. She said she had been drinking with friends at an off-campus apartment, and will be reported to OSCCR.

Saturday, July 22 9:30 p.m. Two detectives were walking in the West Village Quad in plain clothes and detected the scent of marijuana coming from a group of four young men. The detectives confronted the men, who they identified as three Boston University students and one man who claimed he does not go to college. Their ages were 20, 20, 21 and 22. They said they were on their way to visit a Northeastern student who lives in West Village, and decided to smoke their marijuana before entering the residence hall. They had a small amount of the drug, which was disposed of. They were told not to return to Northeastern or they will be arrested for trespassing. BU police and the dean of students there will be notified.

Sunday, July 23 1 a.m. A 22-year-old male student reported that while he was walking alone on Columbus Avenue, four young male juveniles came up to him and demanded his money. They punched him a couple of times, but he fended off the punches and they ran away.

6:30 p.m. A female student reported she was followed from her residence hall to work near Copley Place by the same man on several occasions over the past two weeks, and she was becoming concerned about it. She reported the man would approach her, tap her on the shoulder, and occasionally make suggestive comments. The man was identified as the same man who harassed a student in the library earlier in the week, claiming to be a poet. He has a minor criminal record, and has been told not to return to campus.

Monday, July 24 8 p.m. An officer patrolling on Gainsborough Street saw a person who appeared to be a woman, who was not wearing a shirt and was acting disorderly and screaming in the middle of the street. The police officer returned approached her and asked her to put her shirt back on. The person was uncooperative, and continued to be disorderly. Police determined the person had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court, disorderly conduct and malicious destruction on Northeastern’s campus in February. She was arrested, and was found to have a couple of packets of cocaine in her pocket. The person was identified as Jamie Wilkinson, a 33-year-old male who lives in Back Bay. He appears to be a woman and has had a sex-change operation, but has not been completely changed and is still technically male.

11:30 p.m. Boston police broadcast over the radio that they were looking for two young teens who had just robbed a person on Park Drive and ran through the Back Bay Fens toward Northeastern. Northeastern police officers stopped two suspects who were seen riding their bikes from that direction. The suspects fled, but the officers caught them. The victim, who was not affiliated with Northeastern, was unable to positively identify them, so they were released.

Tuesday, July 25 11 p.m. A 21-year-old female student reported she had been threatened by e-mail by her 21-year-old roommate, also a student. They live off campus, and they had been e-mailing each other about cleaning and other roommate issues, and the student reportedly felt threatened. Northeastern police offered her temporary housing on campus, which she declined, and warned the other roommate that the threat was inappropriate. She said she didn’t mean it as a serious threat. OSCCR will mediate the conflict.

Wednesday, July 26 2 p.m. A woman who was on campus with her child for orientation was called by NUPD after a purse was turned in that contained her identification. She had left it in Krentzman Quad the previous day. When she went through it, she discovered $125 was missing.

Thursday, July 27 2 p.m. A law school student reported his laptop was missing from his locker in the law school, where he had put it the previous day. He did not lock the locker.

2:30 p.m. A 21-year-old male student reported his cell phone missing after he left it on a table in the Curry Student Center food court. When he went back 20 minutes later, it was gone.

Friday, July 28 12:30 a.m. A student who lives on Cunard Street reported that a friend of his had just come to his apartment and was injured, claiming he had been stabbed. Northeastern police, Boston police and an ambulance responded to the scene. The friend, 21, would not give his name, and said he was walking near Matthews Arena when he was approached by someone who asked for money. He said he was then stabbed in the back, and walked to his friend’s apartment.

10 a.m. A female staff member reported her wallet had been stolen from her office in Holmes Hall, which was left unlocked and unattended for about 10 minutes. It contained credit cards and about $100.

Saturday, July 29 3 a.m. Officers came upon three students who were intoxicated and acting disorderly on Gainsborough Street. One of them is 21, two are 22. The students will be reported to OSCCR.

11 a.m. A male student reported he locked his bike outside the Egan Center the previous Wednesday around 8 a.m. When he went back Saturday it wasn’t there anymore. The bicycle in question is a blue 18-speed.

7 p.m. A 20-year-old male student reported he had locked his bicycle in Centennial Common at 10 a.m., and when he went back for it at 6:30 p.m., he found his safety cable cut and lying on the ground, and his bicycle gone.

Sunday, July 30 6 p.m. A group of juveniles was acting rowdy inside Wollastons in West Village, and the staff recognized some of them as past shoplifters. The juveniles were told to leave the store, and there was some verbal back and forth between them and the staff. A staff member called Northeastern police, but the teens fled by the time officers arrived.

8:30 p.m. The same staff member at Wollastons called Northeastern police again to say one of the juveniles had come back, poked his head in, hit a clerk in the face with a tennis ball and ran off.

Sunday, July 30 3:30 a.m. A proctor in West Village G called to report that an ambulance crew had just rushed into the building. A 21-year-old male student reported a 22-year-old female student heavily intoxicated in his apartment and called 911. The male said she became ill and violent after the two shared a bottle of wine. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and will be reported to OSCCR.

Monday, July 31 10:30 a.m. A faculty member who had been on vacation since July 18 returned to discover his laptop missing from his office.

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